GLRR Calendar

February 2015

Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting


Category: Group RunsThe NGTR

28 29 30 31

Category: RaceFudgcicle 5K Series

2 3

Category: Group RunsThe NGTR

4 5 6 7

Category: RaceFudgcicle 5K Series

9 10

Category: Group RunsThe NGTR

11 12 13 14

Category: RaceFudgcicle 5K Series


Category: Board/Planning MeetingGLRR Board Meeting


Category: Group RunsThe NGTR

18 19 20 21

Category: RaceFudgcicle 5K Series


Category: USATF-NE Grand Prix EventFive Colleges Realty 10 Miler


Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting


Category: Group RunsThe NGTR

25 26 27 28

Category: RaceFudgcicle 5K Series


Upcoming Events

  • February 28, 2015 – Fudgcicle 5K Series
    8:00 am, Race
  • March 3, 2015 – The NGTR
    N/A, Group Runs
  • March 7, 2015 – Boston Training Runs
    7:45 am, Group Runs
  • March 10, 2015 – The NGTR
    N/A, Group Runs
No events scheduled today

GLRR on Twitter

2015 GLRR Scholarship Program

We are proud to announce the 2015 GLRR Scholarship Program.

We are looking for graduating senior running athletes from schools in the Greater Lowell Area.  We plan to award scholarships of $1,000 to as many as ten deserving seniors.

Download this application to see all of the details and qualification requirements:


Membership Renewal Time


It’s that time of year – time to renew your membership to the club.

Memberships run from Jan 1 to Dec 31, so unless you’re signed up for multiple years – you’re due

Click here to renew on-line.

Or if you prefer to put pen to paper – use this DPF file

Note: you can always check your membership status by looking at the bottom of emails from the club – it shows your membership expiration date

We Got Hacked

OK kids…  Here’s the deal.  We are up and limping.  You’ll notice that most (all) pictures are busted.  I’m waiting on advice from the WordPress community as to what might be wrong.

For those of you techies who like this sort of drivel…  here’s what happened:

Someone (the North Korean’s??) hacked the functions.php file of the active theme (in our case atahualpa).  They also did it to  That hack blocked and broke access to our wordpress files by altering the SQL database that tells wordpress where to find things.  I’ve been trying without success to “fix it”.  We keep our wordpress files in a subdirectory (‘wordpress).  This is pretty standard (when bringing wordpress on board to an existing website).  Right now I have to run the website with the wordpress ‘siteurl’ and ‘home’ database elements set to ‘’.  This allows wordpress to find it’s files, but references to files outside of wordpress now have broken links – which is why the pictures are broken as are links to things like the Starting Lines PDFs (those links all have the form ./wordpress/…, but now wordpress thinks they should be ./…).  Unless I get a better answer from the WordPress community, I’ll have to find and re-write all the non WP links to have the new form (ugh!).

If any of you have the wherewithal to help figure this out… then contact me at

In the meantime happy limping

GLRR Ladies Rule at Manchester City Marathon


The final event of the 2014 New England Grand Prix series ran this past Sunday in Manchester, NH. It was a cold and very windy day, with a temp of about 40 dropped into 20s with the wind chill. The trio of Candice Gagnon, Melissa Scott, and Kristen Allen didn’t let a little wind stop them as they flew to a first place team finish. Together with Sue Bourque, the ladies worked as a team to get through the tough 16th mile directly into bitter 30-40 mph winds.  It was that team approach that won the day by a mere 13 seconds over SRR.  Top three finishes were also netted by the Male Masters team (3rd – E-J Hrynowski, Jim Garcia, Mike Girouard), Male Seniors team (1st – E-J, Jim, Tom Peters), and Male Veterans team (2nd – Tom, Stavros Kanaracus, Ray Phillips).

On the individual side there were several chickens on the podium.  Melissa won female 20-29 category and Tom won the male 60-69 category.  Candice was 3rd female 30-39, Kristen was 3rd female 40-49, and E-J and Jim went 3-4 in the male 50-59 category.